April 9: Master Zhi Gang Sha selected as Top Spiritual Innovator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals

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Master Zhi Gang Sha, Tao Grandmaster, Doctor of Western Medicine, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Grandmaster of several Asian Arts, Healer, Teacher, and Eleven-time New York Times Bestselling Author was recently selected as Top Spiritual Innovator of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself; only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, and other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala  

With over 4 decades of professional experience in the healthcare and wellness industry, Master Sha has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert within many different areas of medicine.  As a dynamic, results-driven leader, he has demonstrated success not only as a Medical Doctor of Western Medicine but also as an Inspiring Teacher, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Energy Healer, Eastern Martial Arts Expert, World-Renowned Transformational Leader, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and as an Empowering Author and Humanitarian.

As a young child, Master Sha became interested in the art of healing. He was born in Shaanxi, China. By the age of six, he was accepted as a student by the first of several masters in Eastern Martial Arts. When he observed his immediate and extended family struggling with a variety of illnesses, he became inspired to become a doctor and healer. Before completing his training as a physician, Master Sha began to combine the knowledge of energy development with traditional Chinese Acupuncture and created his own unique Acupuncture system. 

Master Sha attended Xi’an Jiaotong University and earned his Medical Degree in Western Medicine in 1983. He was certified as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist in 1986 by the World Health Organization Institute of International Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijng. There, he taught Acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Qigong to foreign physicians. Master Sha is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a registered Acupuncturist in Canada. 

In 1988, Master Sha completed his Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines. While there, he offered a street clinic for the poor and treated several VIPs who knew him to have exceptional skill as an acupuncturist. Master Sha became the creator of the Soul Mind Body Science System and is the Founder of the Tao Academy. He is also the supporter of ongoing studies and projects of the Sha Research Foundation.  

Over the years, Master Sha has continued his learning and deepened his practice of the Eastern Arts. In 2002, he was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress of Qigong. Through his practice, he has achieved the titles of Grandmaster of Wu Dong Tai Chi, Don Yi Gong Qigong, Feng Shui, and the I Ching. In 2016 Master Sha was recognized for his calligraphy and appointed to the position of Shu Fa Jia (National Chinese Calligrapher Master) as well as Yan Jiu Yuan (Honorable Researcher Professor), the highest titles a calligrapher can receive, by the State Ethnic Academy of Painting in Beijing, China.

Master Sha has written twenty-six books. In addition to his eleven New York Times bestsellers, many of his books have become #1 Amazon Best Sellers. His writings reflect his emergence as an advanced transformational leader. Master Sha’s earlier works contain pearls of soul wisdom, soul knowledge, and practical soul techniques that promote health and well-being. His newer books focus on special teachings to transform the soul, mind, and body and to empower humanity to nourish themselves and others.

He combines the essence of Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine with ancient energy and spiritual secrets from China. In recent times, Dr. and Master Sha has presented the Tao Calligraphy Healing Field, a field of positive messages, energy, and matter that radiates the healing power of love, forgiveness, harmony, and much more. He teaches simple but powerful sacred techniques that add a spiritual dimension to healing and life transformation. Contemporary scientific studies have shown the real benefits of meditation and ancient practices for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. With Tao Calligraphy Tai Chi, Dr. and Master Sha combines the healing power of Tao Calligraphy with the meditative movement of Tai Chi and also offers a unique form of massage, Tao Light Massage, that creates total deep relaxation, and more that have helped thousands become healthier and happier. 

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP, stated that, “Choosing Master Sha for this honor was an effortless decision for our panel to make.  He is an exceptional leader who has tremendous foresight, and he is absolutely brilliant and intuitive. His valuable messages are meant to transform lives. We are truly honored to recognize Master Sha for his inspirational teachings and as a spiritual healer. We are looking forward to meeting him at the Annual Awards Gala being held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.”

Throughout his remarkable career, Master Sha has remained active within his community and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding guidance, knowledge, and humanitarianism. This year he will be considered for a feature in T.I.P. (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and was chosen as Top Spiritual Innovator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). For 2021, he is also being considered to be featured on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square, New York City, and also as the Top Spiritual Healer of the Decade Award.  Over the course of his professional career, Master Sha has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2006, Master Sha was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his admirable work in promoting peace and healing. In Hawaii, September 21, 2014 was named “Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha Day” in recognition of his humanitarian service throughout the world. He has been honored for doing good for society, for his dedication to helping with the social, political, economic, and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century, and as a selfless humanitarian. In 2018 he was ordained as a Minister of the International New Thought Movement by Bishop Dr. Barbara King of the Barbara King School of Ministry. In 2019 he received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Senator of Hawaii. Master Sha is a member of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace and an Honorary Member of the Club of Budapest Foundation. 

Aside from his successful career, Master Sha is the Founder of the Tao Academy, whose varied programs and gifts assist people everywhere to enlighten themselves and others. He also founded the Love Peace Harmony Foundation to create love, peace and harmony for humanity. Master Sha continues to deliver free webcasts, teleconferences, and events that attract viewers and listeners from around the world. Since 2004 Master Sha has traveled to several continents and spread the wisdom of Soul Mind Body Medicine and the power of soul to transform all aspects of life. He has been featured in over 600 print and broadcast interviews while delivering his message: The Soul can Transform Life. Master Sha has developed several television and film productions in the United States and India. He has trained more than 6,000 Soul Teachers and Tao Calligraphy Practitioners and over one hundred Certified Master Teachers.

Looking back, Master Sha attributes his success to his perseverance, mentors he has had the privilege of learning and working alongside, and staying passionate in all his business endeavors. Master Sha is an expert in matters pertaining to the soul. His message to all is: I have the power to transform my life. You have the power to transform your life. Together we have the power to transform the life of humanity and all souls on Mother Earth and countless planets, stars, galaxies and universes. In the future he hopes to join hearts and souls together and bring love, peace and harmony to humanity.